Question raised in Lok Sabha on Adulteration in Food Items, 22/12/2017. Cases of adulteration, including use of harmful chemicals in food items, do come to the notice of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) from time to time. The Food Safety Officers in the States/UTs take food samples on regular basis and send them for analysis in the food laboratories to check the compliance of the provisions of Food Safety

Question raised in Lok Sabha on ODF Villages, 21/12/2017. As on 19.12.2017, 2,93,753 villages have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) and out of which 1, 81,771 villages have been verified for ODF.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Inter-Linking of Rivers, 21/12/2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Generation of Solar and Wind Power, 21/12/2017. State-wise details of solar and wind power generation during each of the last three years and the current year are given in the Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Generation of Electricity from Municipal Solid Wastes, 21/12/2017. At present, six waste-to-energy plants using Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), with a cumulative installed capacity of 65.75 MW are in operation in the country. The State-wise details of MSW based power projects, set up as on 30.11.2017, are given in Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluoride in Drinking Water, 21/12/2017. State / UT-wise number of fluoride affected habitations with population, as reported by the States into Integrated Management Information System
(IMIS) of the Ministry as on 15th December, 2017 is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contaminated Drinking Water, 21/12/2017. State / UT-wise number of fluoride, arsenic, iron, nitrate, salinity & heavy metals affected habitations including Bihar and West Bengal States, as reported by the States into Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 19th December, 2017 is at Annexure-I. State / UT-wise number of habitations in the category of fully covered, partially covered and quality affected, as reported by the states into IMIS of the Ministry as on 19th December,2017 is at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Artificial Recharge to Ground Water, 21/12/2017. Statewise Rural and Urban Artificial Recharge Structures as proposed in Master Plan are given at Annexure – I. During assessment year 2013, out of 6584 assessment units in the country, 1034 (15.7%) assessment units are categorized as “Over-Exploited”, whereas during assessment year 2011, the respective figures were 6607 and 1071 (16.2%). State-wise details are given at Annexure – II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pradhan Mantri Fsal Bima Yojana, 19/12/2017. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has been under implementation in the country since Kharif 2016 season. State-wise details of the amount insured during 2016-17 (both Kharif 2016 and Rabi 2016-17) under PMFBY are given in Annexure. 26 States and Union Territories implemented the scheme during 2016-17. State-wise details of loanee and non-loanee farmer applicants who availed benefit of PMFBY during 2016-17 (both Kharif 2016 and Rabi 2016-17) are annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on MSP for Agricultural Produce, 19/12/2017. Government has increased the MSPs of various agricultural produces for 2017-18 season. Details are at Annexure. There is no further proposal for this year in this regard.

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